Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Skateboarding Quotes from famous authors such as Jason Lee, Ryan Sheckler, Nyjah Huston, Stephen Baldwin, Shaun White. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
I was a little nerdy, but I got along with everybody. I had fun at school – skateboarding, surfing, getting kicked out of class for making too much noise.
My life path has been a blessing and a great learning experience. Skateboarding is my passion and I don’t see that changing. When I’m not skating, I love to surf. I’m open to the new experiences and opportunities.
A lot of hip-hop sounds the same… same thing with skateboarding. But if you see someone coming out here doing some tricks no one’s done before that’s really cool.
In 2002, in this country, there was an observation that for the first time in America, more kids were actively pursuing skateboarding than baseball.
The hardest thing about skateboarding is consistency: The slightest flick of your foot or gust of wind can send your board flying, so it’s really anybody’s game out there.
That is the most fun part of skateboarding, the challenges. There are always new possibilities.
I love skateboarding because it’s the funnest thing on earth. And that goes for, not only if you’re one of us about to skate the Olympics or just a kid out there skating your skate park, just having fun. It’s the freedom, the love. It brings us all together and the nonstop challenge and the progression.
I’m thankful to be a mixed racial person in skateboarding. I’m part Japanese too, so when I go over to Japan everyone loves me there, when I go somewhere where there are a lot of Black people they’ll love me there too.
The reality of professional skateboarding contests is that they’re not relevant in our world.
When I was growing up, skateboarding was big and basketball was big.
When I moved from Armenia to L.A., I moved to North Kingsley Drive. That was my street, that’s where I grew up and I saw everything there. I started skateboarding there. I witnessed homelessness, the poor, you know, I noticed gangs. I learned about friendship.
Nike is the prime shoe sponsor in sports in general but definitely in skateboarding. I couldn’t think of a better company I’d rather ride for. I’ve always thought they were such an amazing team. They’ve always had the best gears on their team; their product is insanely good.
I grew up in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California in the 1970s. My friends and I were into bicycle motocross and into skateboarding in empty swimming pools. Those activities shaped my generation.
California just does not remotely embrace the fact that it’s where skateboarding itself was birthed and where 90% of the industry is.
I’ve been wearing Vans since I was a little kid. I wear them on stage, and I grew up skateboarding and surfing.
Skateboarding teaches you how to take a fall properly. If you try to kickflip down some stairs, it might take you thirty tries – and you just learn how to take a tumble out of it without getting hurt.
I’m trying to think about my future and be smart in the way I’m using my money and saving my money and making money outside of skateboarding.
Skateboarding is something that I’ve loved ever since I started when I was five years old.
If I weren’t skateboarding, I’d love to race cars. I like anything that’s fast and active.
My whole body is a wreck. I’ve injured myself so many times with jujitsu, skateboarding, football. I guess I like to live hard.
My parents always did things a little bit differently. My three brothers, my sister and I didn’t go to normal public schools – we were home-schooled. We didn’t play Little League or other team sports. We were a skateboarding family.
I consider skateboarding an art form, a lifestyle and a sport. ‘Action sport’ would be the least offensive categorization.
I was always interested in skateboarding, BMX bike riding, flipping, gymnastics. Anything with tumbling, turning, twisting, and extreme sports.
Skateboarding has given me everything I have and created who I am.
I learned from BMX and skateboarding how to take a fall.
We literally see things so differently, all the architecture and stuff. That’s the cool part about skateboarding. We’re out there skating stuff that’s not meant to be skated.
I’d say street skating is the most fun of the six skateboarding events for me personally. It’s also because you can do it anywhere. You don’t need a specific ramp or competition; you can just go shred anywhere around your hometown and have a blast with it. That’s the best part about street skating.
Skateboarding was my introduction to rap and the first rap song that I really liked was KRS-One ‘Step Into A World.’
I was into skateboarding, so through skating I kind of got into hip hop by discovering it through skate videos.
I’ve actually said ‘get off my grass’ to people before. They were skateboarding on my grass!
I’d always loved what went on in skateboarding. I’d never skated myself, but I loved the graphics – I really liked the rebelliousness of it.
When I first started snowboarding, nobody trained off-hill. People weren’t going to the gym and getting stronger. Snowboarding was more self-expression, like skateboarding. It was just something you went and did. It wasn’t something you trained for.
I wasn’t, you know, Mr. Popular. I was somewhere in the middle ground. I was quite alternative, the things I liked to do. Skateboarding, at the time. Playing in a band as opposed to playing in the rugby team. You know, that kind of thing.
Skateboarding was the only thing I was ever good at. Growing up, I was doing that from, like, dusk till dawn.
Skateboarding was everything to us growing up. It changes the way you see the world: you spend all day looking for ditches.
When I was a kid, I always wanted to live in California because I liked skateboarding.
The last few years I became a lot more into sports. Growing up, the sports I liked were independent sports, like skateboarding. I was really into skateboarding, and not necessarily team televised sports.
I started out making skateboard videos. Soon, it dawned on me I just wasn’t that great at skateboarding. So I put down the skateboard and just kept going with the camera.
I’m one of the fortunate ones to be making a good living for myself off of being a professional skateboarder. But there’s hundreds and hundreds of pro skateboarders out there that are professional and they are so good at what they do. But… there’s just not that much money in skateboarding.
I’m riveted by extreme sports like big-wave surfing, ‘megaramp’ skateboarding and half-pipe snowboarding. I’m fascinated partly because the sports are so exhilaratingly acrobatic. But I’m also captivated by the fear that a terrible accident might happen at any moment. And accidents do happen.
My dad was really controlling and he did want me to skate every single day. I would say he did it in a little bit of a strict way, which probably wasn’t necessary because bottom line I loved skateboarding and that’s all I wanted to do anyway.
When I was a kid, I used to make skateboarding videos, and I would pretend to be in a band and make rock videos that I’d edit with two VCRs.
People really criticize professional athletes going into the Olympics. People don’t like change. A bunch of people don’t like the Olympics now because we’ve added skateboarding… We’re modernizing the sport.
Growing up, I absolutely loved skateboarding and dirt bike riding with my brother and the neighborhood kids.
Hopefully, kids realize you can do anything you want. Skateboarding can be that gateway.
I’ve made money from a young age but it’s never taken away from my love of skateboarding. I don’t just do this for money.
As an introverted kid who lived in the middle of nowhere, my stories made up the whole of my social life. That meant that while other kids cultivated hobbies like skateboarding or playing the piano, I sat at home scribbling in notebooks.
Skateboarding is training, but I don’t think of it as training. It’s fun.
Pfizer’s actually teamed up with my nonprofit organization, which is called Adaptive Action Sports. I cofounded this organization in 2005 to help people with physical disabilities get involved in action sports, go snowboarding, skateboarding.
Even though skateboarding is considered a sport now and it is going to be in the Olympics for the first time, you always have to realize what got it there and what’s going to always be important.
Man, I feel like I hear people talk about the old ‘Tony Hawk’ games all the time, and that’s what got them into skateboarding.
As skateboarding evolved, it evolved away from competition. Having a best-trick contest doesn’t work.
One of the best things to me about ‘Skate’ is that if you play this game from beginning to end, you just got a complete education on what skateboarding is.
I think that’s one of the best things about skateboarding. We’re all competitors out there, but no one dislikes each other.
Snowboarding is skateboarding without the wheels, just on snow. It’s the same thing, just that one is on hard ground with the wheels, the other is on snow. You just have to know how to maneuver your board and do things you want to do.
My whole life has been the skate life. I don’t really remember doing anything besides skateboarding.
Being in the Olympics isn’t the chance for one of us to go out there and win the thing… It’s growing skateboarding, creating more opportunity for kids to be able to fulfill their dreams of being a pro-skater.
I love skateboarding and rollerblading, but I’m not really allowed to do it because of my tennis.
Most of my fans know I love video games. I say it in every interview, so they know. But one thing that I like doing is skateboarding, I like jet skiing, skydiving. It’s like a huge roller coaster ride. Like forty seconds of free-falling. That’s some of the stuff I love, daredevil stuff. I like horseback riding.
Skateboarding is interesting. You can’t really practice it as much. It takes a big toll on your body. Your legs get really tired really fast. If I skate too much, I’ll be way too sore.
All I wanted to do was ride skateboards – I wanted to be a professional skateboarder. But I had this problem. I kept breaking half of my body skateboarding.
Street League Skateboarding is the premier professional skateboarding league in the world, with the biggest prize money in history.
So much of my life and my style and sensibility are influenced by skateboarding. It’s counter-culture and skateboarding is my introduction to counter-culture.
As I get older in my skateboarding career, I would like to get more into the business side of things – starting my own company or investing.
I grew up skateboarding, but I don’t even do that anymore.
I had a really lovely upbringing. I did a lot of skateboarding down country lanes.
I worked with a skateboarding instructor for three hours every day. We would go to the park and do ramps. I had to wear a ridiculous amount of gear – elbow pads, knee pads, every kind of pad, plus a helmet – to stop myself from getting hurt.
Even when I’m at home, I keep to myself – skateboarding, riding bikes, and stuff in the house.
I was born in Orange, California and I grew up in Huntington Beach. I started skateboarding when I was five and continued to do so off and on over the years.
I feel like skateboarding is as much of a sport as a lifestyle, and an art form, so there’s so much that that transcends in terms of music, fashion, and entertainment.